Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Sir Claus Adolf Moser (b.1922), Later Lord Moser, Warden (1984–1993)

© Tom Phillips. All rights reserved, DACS 2019. Photo credit: Studio Edmark

How you can use this image

© All rights reserved

Please note that image permissions vary across the Art UK website and that some artworks remain in copyright. Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image. The credit lines indicate who manages the rights within the artwork and the image.

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.

Some images on Art UK are available to purchase as prints and may be available to license for commercial purposes through the Art UK Shop. If there is a shopping basket icon underneath an image, click on it to find out how to license that image or purchase a print, through either the Art UK Shop or sometimes through the collection directly.

The collection who own the work may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.


Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

The background scene identifies the College through the 200-year-old Wadham beech tree and a night sky to convey the last scene from 'The Marriage of Figaro', with the Countess and Figaro illuminated by stage footlights (this refers to Lord Moser's favourite opera and the Royal Opera House of which he was chairman). The sitter came to London from Berlin in 1936. He was a statistician then Chair in Social Statistics at the London School of Economics.

Wadham College, University of Oxford





oil on canvas


H 130 x W 88 cm (E)

Accession number


Acquisition method

gift from Paul Hamlyn (friend of the sitter), 1988

Work type



You can help us tag artworks on Tagger. The tags above come from the public, and also from an image recognition project run by the Visual Geometry Group, University of Oxford.

Wadham College, University of Oxford

Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3PN England

This venue is closed to the public.
View venue